As of September 1, 2021, Hugh Owen joined PwC as Of Counsel, M&A.
Owen was previously a Partner with Allen & Overy, having joined the magic circle firm in 1994. He was the Head of the SEE Desk and, since early 2016, head of the Ukraine Desk. He set up A&O's Slovak office in 2000 and established A&O's associated office in Romania in 2008. At the end of 2018, Owen established his own consulting firm, called Go2Law. An interview with him on it is available here.
"I will continue to be based in Bratislava and will have a role primarily for PwC in SEE and Slovakia, but also I will be available for PwC in the wider CEE region," Owen said. "I will work on English law M&A, as well as general M&A support. I will also assist in PwC client-facing training through the PwC Academy, as well as providing internal M&A training to PwC C&SEE M&A team members (Legal and Translations)."
"I am very excited indeed to embark on this new journey," Owen added. "I have many long-term friends and colleagues all over the region at PwC, and their warm welcome will ensure that the transition is smooth and successful. I look forward to working with PwC and indeed many of my LinkedIn friends on many transactions in the future."
Go2 Law Training will continue separately as before for non-PwC subscribers.